NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Receive 2012 American Football Coaches Foundation CEO Coach of the Year Award
The American Football Coaches Foundation today announced that Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, is the 2012 recipient of its CEO Coach of the Year Award.
This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization, whose inaugural recipient in 2006 was Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric. Former Domino’s Pizza CEO David Brandon, MidAmerican Energy Holdings CEO David Sokol, former HP CEO Mark Hurd, FedEx Corp. Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith and BP Capital L.P. Chairman and CEO T. Boone Pickens received the honor in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Goodell was selected for the award by a unanimous vote of the AFCF Board of Directors. He will be honored at The Foundation’s CEO Coach of the Year Dinner, held at The Waldorf Astoria in New York, N.Y., on December 10, 2012.
“Roger Goodell has demonstrated outstanding leadership as commissioner of the NFL,” AFCF Executive Director Grant Teaff said. “His concern for the safety and well-being of the NFL players, who come from our colleges and universities, is deeply appreciated. The fair, yet decisive way in which Roger has dealt with personal conduct over the years has not gone unnoticed, most recently, the message sent to players and coaches alike, making it clear the ‘bounty’ mentality would not be tolerated. The AFCA Board of Trustees joins the AFCF Board in unanimously selecting Roger Goodell as our 2012 CEO Coach of the Year. In doing so, we let the world know we stand with him in protecting our players and the great game of football.”
“I am deeply honored to be recognized by the American Football Coaches Foundation,” Goodell said. “I take my responsibility to the game of football very seriously, especially as we place a sharp focus on player health and safety and the integrity of the game. We know that our actions impact all levels of the game and we have to make sure that we strive every day to do what is right for the game.”
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